April 16 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Visiting Oberlin bolted out to a 7-0 first quarter lead and went on to a 17-1 victory over the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team on a rainy Saturday afternoon in the Bison’s final home game of their first varsity season.
The Yeomen won the opening faceoff and held possession for more than three minutes. On their third shot attempt of the possession, Dylan Holmes scored the first of his six goals to give Oberlin the lead. Holmes would score four of his six goals in the opening quarter, as the visitors took control with a 7-0 lead.
The first two goals of the second quarter were also notched by Oberlin before Bethany posted its only score. The Yeomen were called for offsides, giving BC a man advantage for 30 seconds. The Green and White needed just seven seconds to score, as sophomore Zach Gordon (Leesburg, Va./Heritage) drove in from behind the goal and ripped a shot into the net for his fourth goal of the season.
The score remained 9-1 heading into halftime, but Oberlin struck for seven more goals in the third period and capped off the scoring with a final tally in the fourth. The Yeomen held a 38-6 advantage in shots and 52-20 margin in ground balls.
Leading Bethany in ground balls was freshman Corey Doneski (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck), who gathered in five, and freshman Sam Breitenstein (Mohnton, Pa./Gov. Mifflin) with three. In net, freshman C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) made eight saves.
The Bison will complete their first season next Saturday with a road game at Shenandoah (Va.) University, slated to begin at 1 p.m.